Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Oppressor and Oppressed Nations: Sketching a Taxonomy of Imperialism (by Gabriel Kuhn)

Introduction In recent years, the left has shown a renewed interest in anti-imperialism. This is an encouraging development, since global economic injustice remains one of the most glaring contradictions of the capitalist order. After having been a central part of anti-capitalist struggles in the 1970s, anti-imperialism largely vanished from left radars. Among the reasons were ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Garbage Floats in with the Tide: For Autonomous Antifascism

In his “Notes on Trump,” Bromma posits that the election of Trump and the accompanying rise of the far right are not simple accidents of history, nor the result of some single failure on our side or success on theirs, but are conjoined expressions of a deep phase-shift within the global capitalist economy. Whereas the ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Notes on Trump (Bromma Dec. 2016)

1. The normality of white supremacy Since Trump’s election, I keep hearing that we shouldn’t “normalize” him or his agenda. I believe that’s looking through the wrong end of the telescope. There’s nothing as “normal” in the U.S. as white supremacy. Sometimes it’s disguised by tokenism and obscured by “multiculturalism.” But in this country, white ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Surplus Absorption, Realization Crisis, and Imperialism (David Gilbert, November 2015)

David Gilbert, a political prisoner held in New York State since 1981, wrote the following text in 2015, examining the the ways in which capitalism is confronted by, and contends with, crises in surplus absorption and realization, in the imperialist age. David was not entirely satisfied with this text in the end, however here at Kersplebedeb i ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Fascism & Anti-Fascism (Don Hammerquist)

an excerpt from Confronting Fascism: Discussion Documents for a Militant Movement This paper is directed towards a narrow audience of revolutionary activists who, hopefully, will not demand a finished product. It is not finished and probably will never be. Much of what I say will be controversial and is certainly open to challenge. On some ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Cops are Gangsters

Intro: There are millions of oppressed people inside the borders of the u.s., but I’m not one of them. I come from a privileged background. I’m not the main victim of the police. Nor am I a leader in the growing struggle against police violence. Recognizing how far I am from the front lines, I ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Frameworks

Frameworks are sets of definitions, ideas about how things relate to each other, construed relationships, or even (especially!) of other frameworks, with which people make sense of phenomena and of themselves. Interlocking sets of frameworks which are cohesive enough can create and maintain a distinct identity, a kind of super-framework called an ideology, creating distinct ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Settlers, Oppressed Nations, Indigeneity

A friend recently wrote me, asking me “after how many years/generations do new settlers become Indigenous to a land? So, for example, are the Boers descendants today in S. Africa, African?” It’s a question i’ve had a number of conversations about, not because i’ve any kind of special standing on the issue, but i think because ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Neocolonialism and Noise

this image comes from an article in the mcgill daily dealing with some of the issues discussed here, but from the opposite direction, and drawing very different conclusions   The world has changed over the past fifty years. There are different names for this change — neoliberalism, postmodernism, postfordism, globalization. The term i prefer to ...